Old toy animals turn into birthday candle holders witha circus theme!

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From Lova:"I love old beautiful carousel horses and when I found these old toys I felt that they really needed to be fixed up a little. For my next birthday I want carousel horses carrying the candles for the cake!"


You Will Need:


Toy animals -- The company Schleich has the best variety!

White paint - I love matter paint

Sharpies to decorate - fine point is best!

Drill -- I use a Dremel tool

Birthday candles with holders.

  1. Paint the toys white and allow to dry completely.
  2. Drill a hole in the back or the head of your animals. Make sure the hole is just the size to accommodate the birthday candle holder.
  3. Use various Sharpies to draw carousel animal designs on the toys.
  4. Insert the candle holders and candles and enjoy!
  5. Be careful, birthday candles burn quickly!


Always be careful with lit candles!

Photography by Susanna Blavarg

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